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[texts]Life is a Dream - Calderón de la Barca, Pedro, 1600-1681
A king produces an heir to his throne, but on the day of his birth a prophet informs him that his son will be an evil, wicked ruler. So the king locks his son away in a tower for his entire life and he learns nothing of the outside world. But when the king finds out that he can no longer have children, he decides that his only living heir is his only hope for a legacy. So, the king decides that he will let his son be king for the day, telling him that his entire life in the tower has been a drea...
Keywords: LIT; LIT.UG; Dreams--Drama; Reality--Drama; Spanish drama -- Classical period, 1500-1700; Feral Children--Drama; Isolation--Drama; Prophecy--Drama
Downloads: 100
[texts]The Stranger - Camus, Albert, 1913-1960
An existentialist classic about a young man in prison that has little else to do but think of the meaning of life (or lack thereof), and his past crimes. Suggested Reading Level: US (Upper Secondary) OR UG (Undergrad)
Keywords: LIT; LIT.US; LIT.UG; Life, Meaning of; Existentialism--Fiction; Isolation--Fiction; Life--Moral and ethical aspects
Downloads: 161
[texts]The Left Hand Of Darkness (& Activity) - Le Guin, Ursula K. 1929-
On a planet in which people are born as both men and women, a representative from Earth will investigate their culture and broker an alliance between their two planets. Suggested Level: UG (Undergraduate)
Keywords: LIT; UG; LIT.UG; Chapter Books (Long); Science Fiction; Extraterrestrial beings--Fiction; Gender identity--Fiction; Games and Activities--(Secondary)
Downloads: 1,498
[texts]Troilus and Cressida - Shakespeare, William
This is the story of love, sex, war and betrayal. Our story begins when Troilus, a Trojan prince, falls in love with Cressida. However, Cressida just happens to be the daughter of a Trojan priest that defected to the Greek side. Theirs is a love that is doomed from the start, but that doesn't stop the naive and short-sighted Troilus and the vulnerable yet resourceful Cressida from weaving an epic story of  love and heartache.Suggested Level: US (Upper Secondary) OR UG (Undergrad)
Keywords: LIT; LIT.US; LIT.UG; Troilus (Legendary character)--Drama; Cressida (Fictitious character)--Drama; Trojan War--Drama; Love--Fiction; Relations between the sexes--1790-1800
Downloads: 111
[texts]Zofloya; Or, The Moor - Dacre, Charlotte, b. 1782; Matilda, Rosa
The beautiful Laurina de Loredani is seduced into adultery by a charming rogue and the impact of her betrayal is far-reaching. Laurina's son, Leonardo flees the city in shame while Victoria (Laurina's daughter) embarks down a dark path of murder, intrigue and sin. This Gothic story shows readers just how easy it is to be seduced into evil.Suggested Level: US (Upper Secondary) OR UG (Undergrad)
Keywords: LIT; LIT.US; LIT.UG; Adulterers--Fiction; Sin--Biblical teaching--fiction; Devil--Fiction; Bandits--Fiction; Murder--Fiction; Gothic fiction (Literary genre)
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[texts]The Iliad - Homer
The story of Achilles, a very proud Greek warrior that gets caught in a war between Greece and Troy over the love of the beautiful Helen, known as "the face that launched a thousand ships." Suggested Reading Level: US (Upper Secondary) OR UG (Undergrad)
Keywords: Trojan War--Poetry; Achilles (Greek mythology)--Poetry; Helen of Troy (Greek mythology)--Poetry; Agamemnon (Greek mythology)--Poetry; LIT; LIT.US; LIT.UG; Pride--Poetry; Epic poetry; Poetry
Downloads: 100
[texts]Romeo And Juliet - Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
Two teenagers meet and fall madly in love, but they come from feuding families, the Montagues and the Capulets. Convinced that their families will never accept their love, the young lovers make plans to run away together, but the story ends in tragedy.PLEASE NOTE: This play is written in iambic pentameter and uses colloquial language that might require a good deal of research. But if the reader is up for the challenge, this play is definitely worth it...
Keywords: Love--Drama; Vendetta -- Drama; Love in adolescence -- Juvenile fictio; Juliet (Fictitious character); Romeo (Fictitious character); Conflict of generations -- Drama; Italy -- Verona -- Juvenile fiction; LIT; LIT.UG
Downloads: 105
[texts]Lysistrata - Aristophanes
The women of Greece are tired of this war their husbands have been fighting, so they decide to do something about it. Led by Lysistrata, their witty leader, a group of Greek women lock themselves away from their husbands and refuse to provide them sexual favors until they agree to end the war. This is a hilarious take on the power of women and the importance of sex. Suggested Level: US (Upper Secondary) or UG (Undergrad)
Keywords: LIT; LIT.US; LIT.UG; Sex--Drama; Lysistrata (Fictitious character)--Drama; Sex--Social aspects; War--Drama; Greece--Drama; Peloponnesian War, Greece, 431-404 B.C
Downloads: 87
[texts]The Tragedy of King Richard III - Shakespeare, William
One of Shakespeare's most performed plays, this tragedy chronicles the wickedness of Richard, Duke of Gloucester, who would do just about anything to wear the crown- even kill. Suggested Level: US (Upper Secondary) OR UG (Undergrad)
Keywords: LIT; LIT.US; LIT.UG; War of the Roses, Great Britain, 1455-1485; Richard III, King of England, 1425-1485--Drama; Plantagenet Era; Richard III, King of England, 1452-1485; Great Britain--Kings and rulers--Biography; Great Britain--History--Richard III, 1483-1485
Downloads: 84
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